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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Press Release

Contact Information: Paul Darrah 630-407-8160

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Illinois State Police Recognizes Two Assistant State’s Attorneys

A pair of veteran DuPage County Assistant State’s Attorneys were honored today by the Illinois State Police in recognition of their outstanding work on a six-month-long investigation into an alleged drug ring operating in Cook and DuPage Counties. Audrey Anderson and Vincenza LaMonica were presented Illinois State Police Certificates of Recognition at this morning’s Policy Board meeting of the DuPage Metropolitan Enforcement Group. The investigation resulted in drug-related charges against 31 individuals. In addition to the drug-related charges, 17 individuals were charged with violations of the State’s new Street Gang and Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Law (RICO.) Under the new law, individuals facing specific charges such as controlled substance trafficking will face much stiffer penalties if it can be proven that their individual illegal activities were part of a larger criminal conspiracy involving others and conducted over a period of time.

“It brings me great pleasure to see two of the most dedicated, professional Assistants in my office recognized for their hard work,” Berlin said. “For years, Audrey and Enza have worked tirelessly to rid our streets of drugs and drug dealers. Their hard work has most certainly resulted in the confiscation of tons of illegal narcotics as well as the incarceration of countless dealers not only in DuPage County but throughout the Chicagoland area. They are both a tremendous asset not only to our office, but to local, state and federal law enforcement agencies as well. I offer my sincerest congratulations to Audrey and Enza and thank them for their dedication to our office and to the people of DuPage County.”